Evan Danieli

HS Grad 2007
Age 28 and 9 mos
Age on 2007 Draft 17 and 10 mos
Position(s) RHP  
Ht/Wt 6-8, 225 lb
School  Seton Hall Preparatory
Hometown  East Hanover, NJ USA
Summer Team  NJ Twins
Fall Team  NJ Twins
MLB Draft 
Round 24 by Braves in 2010
Round 33 by Twins in 2007
All Americans/All Regions
2007 Rawlings-Perfect Game 1st Team All-American (Northeast - All Region 1st Team)
National Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - RHP
Repeats delivery well for 6'8, very good breaking ball and low 90s Fastball. Aflac All American
NJ State Rank - Class of 2007
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2007
Position - RHP

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4 yr Commitment
Notre Dame

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2006 National Showcase   Jun 16, 2006
PG Grade: 10
Evan Danieli is a 2007 right hand pitcher from Seton Hall Prep, residing in East Hanover, NJ. He is long and strong, but still with plenty of projection on his 6'8" 225 lb. frame. His legs are very long, not just because he is 6'8", they seem long even for someone his height. Danieli was one of the buzz names at PG National and was ranked #13 among PG National Top 85 pitchers, earning an invitation to the Aflac All-American Classic. He is one of two premium pitching prospects (Rick Porcello) at Seton Hall Prep, along with a premium position player, outfielder Steven Brooks. Danieli, Porcello, and Brooks were the first trio of high school teammates to be selected for that honor. Danieli has as much upside as any pitching prospect in the nation. He pitches from an over the top slot and has a loose arm. His arm stroke is pretty short on the back side and he has a good arm action, with good arm speed, unlike many young pitchers with his height and body mass. Most impressive was Danieli's ability to repeat his delivery. He got downhill so easily with all his stuff and it is not hard to dream of more stuff in the future. As it was, his fastball was up to 92 and sat 89-91 with little effort. It looks as though he is capable of throwing in the 94-96 range someday. Danieli's best pitch is his tight, deep, and big 71-77 mph 12/6ish curveball. He threw it for strikes in the bottom of the zone and showed exceptional feel for that pitch. He was able to pitch with it, changing velocity and either going into the zone or below bats. It is a legitimate out pitch that will only get better in time. Danieli still considerably projectable with very draftable present day stuff. There will be plenty of crosscheckers into New Jersey this spring and if he performs, this big young pitcher could go from a virtual unknown (until he was at PG National) into the top few rounds.
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Best PG Grade: 10.00
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Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 93 mph
98.40% Rank
best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class in 2006)

best 99  avg 83
 (2007 class)
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